English - II (Communication Skills) (HM1023)

Pre-requisite(s)

English - I (Functional English) (HM-1013)

Recommended Book(s)

“Exploring The World Of English”, Sadat Ali Shah

“High School English Grammar & Composition”, P. C. Wren & H. Martin 

Reference Book(s)

English Language Laboratories: A Comprehensive Manual by Nira Konar

Practical English Grammar by A. J. Thomson and A. V. Martinet

Course Objectives

The course aims to upgrade the spoken and written English of the Electronic Engineering students from an intermediate to advanced level, and to help them overcome their fear of public speech. It will also focus on introducing the basic research skills and writing skills affiliated to research, to help them in writing research papers for the contemporary Engineering courses. It also aims to inculcate confidence and to groom their personality so that they can aim at executive level jobs. The career focus of this course is to build the combination of language and interpersonal skills needed to work independently, to lead teams effectively, and to become customer focused and result driven in their approach. Special emphasis is also laid on developing individual and group effort through virtual and real life trainings, presentations, projects and research, especially towards developing their leadership qualities and the ability, to improve team functioning and team output.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

  1. CLO: 1. Demonstrate intermediate to advanced level English language skills extending from the Freshman English I course.
  2. CLO: 2. Exhibit an enhanced ability in the general verbal and non-verbal English language Communication Skills which can support real life Electronic engineering settings requiring team work and leadership skills.
  3. CLO: 3. Demonstrate basic research skills and writing skills affiliated to research, to help them in writing research papers for the contemporary Engineering courses.
  4. CLO: 4. Display such supporting language techniques and personality grooming which cater to the requirements of the corporate sector.
  5. CLO: 5. Make connections between the text, their own lives, and a variety of media.

Course Contents

Essay Writing and 7C’s of Communication
  • Kinds of Essays
  • Ways to Develop a Proper Beginning, Middle and Ending of Essay
  • 7C’s of Communication
Use of Library and Internet Resources
  • Defining “The Library” and “The Internet”
  • Researching in the library
  • Researching on the internet
Correction of Sentences and Question Tags
  • General rules of correction
  • Examples
  • Uses and Forms of Question Tags
  • Procedure adding a Question Tag
Precis Writing
  • Rules for Precis Writing
  • Examples
Verbal Communication: Strategies and Activities
  • Group Discussions
  • Brainstorming
  • Interviewing
  • Creating a Newscast
Paraphrasing
  • Introduction
  • Uses of Paraphrasing
  • Characteristics of a good Paraphrase
  • Method of procedure
  • Specimens
Report Writing
  • Importance of Reports;
  • Guidelines for  Informal Report Writing;
  • Informal Report Writing Practice sessions
Curricula Vitae
  • Introduction
  • General Format
  • Types of CV’s
  • Template for CV
  • Optional Features
  • Sample CV
Minutes of Meeting
  • Introduction
  • Meeting minutes Format
  • Common Problems while taking Minutes of a Meeting
  • Solution of Problems
  • Sample Minutes of a Meeting
 Writing Memorandum
  •  Introduction
  • Audience and Purpose
  • Format
  • Sample Memo
Resume Writing
  • What is Resume
  • Kinds of Resume
  • Role of a Resume
Job Application Materials
  • Job Application Letter, Acceptance ,Follow-up, and Recommendation Letters
  • Examples and Practice Sessions
  • Planning the Resume and Letter
Presentations Skills
  • Individual & Group Presentation
  • Teaching Presentation as a Skill
  • Project Work on Power Point Presentations

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

CLOs/PLOs

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

CLO:4

CLO:5

PLO:1 (Knowledge Base)

 

 

PLO:2 (Application)

 

 

PLO:3 (Designing Skills)

 

 

 

 

PLO:4 (Problem Solving)

 

 

 

 

PLO:5 (Analysis and Critical Thinking)

 

 

 

 

PLO:6 (Industrial Tools)

 

 

PLO:7 (Engineering Management Skills)

 

 

 

 

PLO:8 (Professionalism and Ethics)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO:9 (Professional Development and Self-learning)

 

 

 

PLO:10 (Team Work)

 

 

 

 

PLO:11 (Communication Skills)

 

 

PLO:12 (Leadership)

 

 

 

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

CLOs/Assessment Modules

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

CLO:4

CLO:5

Assignments (10%)

Quizzes (20%)

 

 

Midterm Exam (20%)

 

 

 

 

Final Exam (50%)